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>> developing, when someone discovers child's casket, what was inside, where police say it may have come from. >> signed, sealed, delivers, overnight new jersey reaches budget deal. that will means state beaches and parks will be open for the holiday. we'll have more on the agreement that ended the three day government shutdown. >> and, america's birth place throws a party to celebrate americans birth today. fireworks work out is coming
up. of course today is the fourth of july, good morning, i'm rahel solomon. jim donovan is off. katie and meisha are keeping an eye on things on this holiday morning. >> happy fourth every july, the roadways, i'm sure everyone can imagine are very, very slow. closures we will talk about because of the festivities going on, but enjoy the open load ways. all looking pretty good, while we could see spotty shower or thunderstorm along the way, things very quiet right now, little vale of cloud cover here and there, going to keep the temperatures warm when that is the case. heat can't get lost in the atmosphere, trapped under literal blanket of cloud cover. shot from central library camera, see off in the distance here, logan square, beautiful beginning to the day, and yes, meisha, said it, things really really quiet right now. i see couple of looks like that is from actually just the walkway. so, all-in-all, not too much going on out there.
storm scan reflect that. now, we have seen few little speckles of green firing up on the area radar, north of the city through berks, or rather bucks and montgomery counties. that will be sort of the theme of the day. not everyone is getting hit at one given time. but there is still a front that's nearby helping to trigger some of the showers that you're finding just south of that storm scan wording there. here are our area temperatures, at 77, even in the last half hour, dropping off little bit before the sun comes up. >> out of the north northeast today because of the passage of the front from yesterday. hasn't completely cleared, so still really steamy, in a place even like philly where your dew point is still at 69 degrees. , all-in-all i project pretty great weather it he beach, if you're going to the lake, just hang out, barbeque with the family at home. watch for spotty shower or storm, seasonably warm, 87 degrees this afternoon.
>> good morning, still early, nice dry roadways, overall things looking pretty good. near mid-county what you are going to be looking at basically anywhere on the blue route, also, 95, basically anywhere that we are looking on 95, as well, looking very quiet at the betsy ross. see if things heat up at allment probably more than likely not until the 7:00 hour would we see any real signs of movement. ben franklin bridge, westbound direction, looking great. more to come when we come back in a little bit. rahel, over to you. >> meisha, thank you. philadelphia police are left with a bizarre mystery this morning, overnight, they found an infant's casket. >> content of the casket only leading to more questions, she is live with the latest on this, trang. >> no body inside the casket but police did finds bag of human organs, even more disturbing, this all happened directly across the street from the cemetery. >> i was pretty shocked, looked like something straight
out -- >> chris james couldn't believe his eyes when he saw the small white casket lying along the 3100 block of west deerfield street, just after 9:00 p.m. monday. >> we didn't want to open t we didn't know what was inside. we didn't know, toxic ways could be in there, anything, to be honest, even a animal. >> officers arrived and fawn even more gruesome discovery when they opened the cough town finds bag of organs inside. >> according to the medical examiner, were, in fact, human organs, they believed they belonged to an infant or a child. what's unusual is inside the coffin other than the bag of organs there was no body. >> chief inspect store scott small described the coffin as fresh, and recently pried open. looking into whether it was stolen from area funeral home or dug up from cemetery including one across the street p where the coffin was found. >> there have been cases where people take remains, or human
bodies, for whatever unusual reasons, they decide, but we will look into that. >> and the medical examiners office now has the casket and bag of organs for further inspection, meanwhile police checking with area funeral holes to see if they are missing a casket, and they also plan to bring in kad calfer dogs to mount vernon, another nearby cemetery to look up any freshly drug graves. live in north philadelphia, trang do, cbs 3, "eyewitness news," rahel, joe, back to you. >> hopefully they can get some answers soon, trang, thank you. >> new this morning, huge flames destroy 100 year old home in delaware county, firefighters battle in olden just before 2:00. it is not clear how the fire started. >> unoccupied for awhile. the flames also forced the neighboring family out of their home, fortunately, no injuries, and the cause reese mains under investigation.
>> governor chris christie ordered state parks and beaches to be reopened just in time for the fourth of july holiday. here is hena daniels with more on new jersey's new budget. >> the vp has been ordered by me to have allstate parks ope open. >> declared open foreign dependence day, homes after he and democratic lawmakers finally came to an agreement on a new state budget. governor tweeted this photo of himself signing the deal overnight, add that he delivered two full terms every unprecedented pension stability, fiscal responsibility, and tax relief. >> they took great things for the resident of the state of new jersey. >> i wish we had done this friday. best budget we had seen in ten years. >> led to partial three day government shutdown, shutting all non-essential services including government offices and beaches. lawmakers say the new $34.7 billion budget includes
plans to overhaul new jersey's largest health insurer. the path leadership chose tonight to adopt the idea we presented in february, to all of our citizens, particularly underserved, will be taken care of. >> new jersey's budget woes garnered national attention after governor christie was photographed sunbathe withing his family on one of the stretches of coastline that was closed. >> how do you explain how his house stay open and the beach is closed? >> i don't apologize for it, i don't back away from it. >> the state was one of nine that hadn't passed a budget heading into the holiday weekend. another maine also managed a last minute compromise overnight. hena daniels, for cbs-3, "eyewitness news." the fourth every july means plenty of patriotic activities going on all across the city of philadelphia. >> "eyewitness news" at the philly pop concert last night,
feet from where it all began. 65 feet philadelphia pops performed in front of thousands, right in front of independence hall. broadway philadelphia sang music from phantom of the opera, guests from all across the country came out to celebrate our nation's birthday. >> very emotional, very touching, to be part of it, to think about what happened. back in those times. >> and there are plenty more festive tis planned throughout the city today. free concert, staring marry jay blige, phillies own boyz ii men, and fireworks shows set for 9:30 tonight on the parkway, and the delaware river waterfront. >> and take a look at these fireworks, in new jersey's haddon township. chopper three, high above the show last night, this was for the happy birthday america event kick off live music on the haddon township football field. kings highway, chestnut street this morning at 10:00.
>> while watching them, light up the sky can be fun, they can also be dangerous. expert from triple a say when using fireworks, make sure they're legal in your community. they say you should detonate none aerial fireworks, flat surface, far from homes, cars, bushes and trees. >> once that fire work is detonated, you want to make sure that you wait at least 20 minutes. >> and then, any pieces that are left, you want to soak in a bucket of water. >> triple a says more fires are reported in the u.s. on the fourth of july than any other day, and fireworks account for more than half of those fires. >> and, a reminder, all philadelphia city offices and most services are closed today. today track collection day, then the sit i would collect tomorrow. trash and recycling will be a day behind for the rest of the week. >> and, there is no better place to celebrate america's
independence than america's birth place. for complete list of all of the celebrations happening in philadelphia go to cbs filthy. com. >> philadelphia police trying to figure out what led to stabbing in strawberry mansion left a man in critical condition. happened in the 2500 block of north stanley street, just before 4:30 yesterday. officers there found a man lying in the street >> receipted the home, and took the man into custody, investigators, are now questioning him. >> there is much more to cover on cbs-3 "eyewitness news." says it is stepping up it military muscle. what's different from the previous muscle launches? >> embarrassing mishap at the jersey shore caught on camera. finds out where this truck got stuck in the surf. >> ♪ >> ♪
>> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> coming to america, joe. >> yes, they are. >> neil diamond, this song about the american dream, and those who made it. very happy fourth every july to everyone who is up early watching. hopefully you have the day off and you can enjoy the holiday. if not, and up early ... >> you know what? we should be opening katie fehlinger's mike, because she doing a little over there, sounds very nice, katie. what's that you're doing? >> i believe neil diamond is a solid bar tone, so -- >> very nice. >> the photographer throughout, is it sean, i think, maybe, running this shot. >> ♪ >> ♪ >> we're coming right back, it is 5:11 on july the fourth. >> despite katie singing, please come back! >> oh, come on!
them not to do so. president trump responding in a tweet, quote, hard to believe that south korea and japan will put up with this much longer. in another tweet, he urged china to put heavy move on north korea and ends this nonsense once and for all. however, north korea officials are claiming the missile was long-range. >> police in boston have not filed charges against the taxi driver after his cab jumped the curb and boston's logan international airport, strook g several other cab drivers. at this point, police say, there is no information to suggest the crash was intentional, but they continue their investigation. viral video, pick-up truck getting little too close to the surround in brigantine. the city posted to facebook yesterday, shows the scene, on the north ends of the island. people on the beach tell us the driver was launching a wave runner, when he backed in little too far. >> oops. >> eventually tow truck came along, and yank philadelphia out. definitely not your every day
beach siting. >> so high tide caught him off guard, and look at all of the crowd, though, standing around watching that. >> ya, apparently, it was a beautiful day yesterday to be out on the beach, but i just wonder why a so a pick-up truck on the beach? >> letting the wave runner off in the surf, and i guess he just ran out of time, because in came the tide. and there was the truck. >> speaking of running out of time, i think we send it now to meisha. >> meisha, roadways are quiet this morning, i have to imagine? >> yes, you guys, they are actually very quiet right now. we can expect that today. we can probably maybe even expect that tomorrow. yesterday it seemed to be the case, as well, so looking outside right now, gorgeous shot, by the way, east and westbound vine ramps to the ben franklin parkway closed because the parkway is closed, all of the festive tis that will be going on. just a heads up. see the crews out there, but looking around, there see how open the roadways are, looking real nice. for those of how have to jump in the car, hit the roadway
today, probably what you're dealing with. looking really good. then down the shore, hazy shot here. garden state parkway, near cape may toll plaza, looking at this yesterday, and it looked just like this. so, big thumbs-up around there, obviously, schuylkill at the boulevard, this is what we are looking at, there kind of birdseye shot for you. actually moving in the westbound direction, it looks like we do have some movement. little bit on the eastbound side, as well, as you travel toward center city. overall what our drive will be like today. so we're in really really good hands, so speaking of fourth every july festivities, wawa welcome america, concert and fireworks, ben franklin parkway, it is closed through wednesday, a.m. so again, wednesday morning, this is when all of this should start to open up, alleve ate anything that comes up in terms of tension around the area because of the festivities. just heads up on this. and also take a look at another one, that my producer tim made. independence mall there is map showing you the celebration of freedom ceremony, independent days parade, also heads up, because of this, we've got closures on chestnut, it, take
some of the smaller roads around there. rahel, over to you. >> all right, meisha, thank you. and now for a look at this morning's newspaper headlines. the bucks county courier times, solar event, the story of how much of the sun people will see in the suburbs when the moon blocks the sun, during historic eclipse in august. >> the burlington county times report that resident in new jersey felt the sting of the budget stand-off at just ended in trenton overnight. they complain that policy gets in the way of every day. >> and the headline in the reading eagle, my god protected him. a man talks about house his son survives a house explosion in lancaster county. that's a look at newspaper headlines from around the delaware vale. and, still ahead on "eyewitness news" this morning, the phillies bats have fireworks. >> sixers fans finally get to see the man they have been waiting for, markelle fultz in his summer league debut, all of that coming up next in sports.
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and welcome back, happy fourth every july. pat gallen here? >> yes, guys. >> seriously, psychs dollars? >> yes! >> summer league games. >> cool it off little bit. that is cruel cruel summer, unless you're a 76ers fan, in that case you got to watch your number one pick, made his summer league debut last night. markelle fultz, did not disappoint. first possession, shakes his
man on the up and under for the first two of his professional career. they don't count, but whatever. later in the first, kid showing some range. so important, the three ball good there. moving on to the third, fultz using the baseline, right to the basket. he finished with 17-point on six of 16 shooting including three blocks, there is one of them right there with the help of defense. he did have a clan to win it but would fall short, the celtics win, 89 to 88. >> to me, another day to play basket baum. doesn't really bother movement but people have to get through, but to me, another day to play basketball. so that's all. >> for not playing a competitive basketball game for a lot of month, i thought he did really well. >> winter is coming. although, it was in the 90s yesterday, phillies fans got a taste of it, with game of thrones night at the ballpark. they also saw a vintage performance from aaron nola
against the pirate. step to the dish. freddie galvis, he became father for the second time yesterday. his wife anna giving birth to a girl. so to celebrate by going yard. his eighth of the year. puts the phils up two-nothing early. in the third inning, maikel franco line drive, just over the flowers. for him that's homerun 11, aaron nola brilliant. he allowed no runs, over seven innings, while striking out eight, maybe the best start of his young career. >> nola and two relievers combined for four hit shut out as the phils beat the pirates four-nothing, nola feeling good. >> getting leadoff hitter out, i think defense the past couple of starts, doing pretty well. >> i'm just trying to stick with my client, and stay healthy, and, you know,. >> more nba news, the nba
final mvp took a pay cut. sort of. kevin and the warriors have agreed two year, $63 million deal. that means, did your durant left money on the table. help sign andre iguodala, band together for another year. but the player option next year will probably opt out for that deal. last year eagles linebacker arrested in miami for allegedly punching a hotel employee over a beach umbrella. yesterday the 27 year old accepted a deferred prosecution deal on that felony battery charge. the legal issues don't end there, however. return to court this month after arrested for bringing loaded gun through airport security in miami last october. >> well, good news, you want to talk good news instead of bad news? >> let's do it. >> sixers had razor thin lost. >> that's okay. >> yes, there is promise, they're learning.
>> and talking the c word already? >> championship. >> no? >> no. >> okay. maybe later. >> maybe later. >> pat, thank you. up next in the next half hour of "eyewitness news," child as casket found in north philadelphia, trang do coming up with a live report from the scene with this startling discovery. >> governor and the legislature finally ends the stalemate, and put the state of new jersey back in business, just in time for the fourth of july holiday. >> and flying high and proud. how the american eagle was on the bring of extinction. and how it came soaring back.
>> good morning, i'm joe holden in for jim donovan. >> i'm rahel solomon. >> katie and meisha will be along. first what you need to know to start your morning minute. >> it look like straight out of a thriller. >> a disturbing find, a child's casket with remains inside on a philadelphia street. >> they did not finds a body but what they did finds was a bag of human organs. >> i'll sign the budget tonight. >> after a three day shutdown, the state of new jersey is back in business. >> we open the state of new jersey again. >> governor chris christie signed the state's budget overnight. >> everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the holiday without having to be concerned about this.
>> the philly pops struck a cord performing at the birth place of independence. >> no place like philadelphia. >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> and chopper three was over the fireworks last night in haddonfield. beautiful, for full list of event near you, check it out at cbsphilly.com. >> i know yesterday you said we might see some natural fireworks? >> i hold by. that will front is nearby. i don't think talking anything like a threat. certainly something i have to mention at least, but most